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Building Services hosted 214 meetings/events, with 49 after hours and on weekends, and assisted in the setup, event support, and clean up for the Friends of the Libraries Gala.
51 faculty-authored items were deposited in K-REx.
Ten requests for 39 digital Kansas aerial photos were received and filled.
The Copyright Service worked with 10 faculty/staff on questions concerning copyright permissions, fair use, author fees for open access journals, and copying materials for preservation purposes.
To aid K-State faculty and students in their research, Interlibrary Services borrowed 2157 items from other libraries and delivered 721 documents from K-State's collection. To aid researchers at other colleges and universities, Interlibrary Services delivered 2578 items from K-State's collection. Most of the delivery occurred electronically.
22,606 items were checked out, returned, or renewed at all of the K-State Libraries’ Manhattan campus libraries.
2662 questions were answered for students, faculty, staff, and the public. Also, Undergraduate and Community Services librarians and specialists met with 296 students from 38 classes and student staff and specialists also taught 49 tours to 279 students enrolled in University Experience or DAS 158, Orientation to American Culture/Education. Statistically, both reference and instruction significantly declined compared to last year due, in large part, to moving instruction for Expository Writing and Public Speaking online. Faculty and Graduate Services answered 154 reference questions and taught 4 information literacy classes.
The Preservation Lab conducted 124 level 1 repairs, 7 level 2 repairs, and 22 level 3 repairs in order to return damaged items to the circulating collections. Sorting shelved 7,899 items.
A draft university copyright policy developed by the Scholarly Communications and Publishing Department was sent to the Office of General Counsel for review and suggestions for next steps.
The Libraries hosted Open Access Week events. Dr. Phil Bourne, founding Editor-in-Chief of PLOS Computational Biology and open access advocate, spoke about the importance of open data. The Libraries also hosted the ALA Webinar "Open Access and Your Publications" presented by copyright expert, Kenneth Crews from Columbia University. Daily posts about open access were published in the Talking in the Library blog, and two articles were published in K-State Today. All events were coordinated by Jenny Oleen.
Donna Ekart, Melia Fritch, and Darchelle Martin coordinated the “Everyone is Gay” event attended by over 300 students and community members. Event presenters Kristin Russo and Danielle Owens-Reid also filmed K-State students for an internet video series.
Cliff Hight and Beth Turtle collaborated to select and ship a test sample of University Archives’ letterpress copybooks to the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) to assess the possibility of successful imaging for preservation purposes. The inks in a number of the Archives’ 34 copybooks, which contain correspondence from the KSAC President’s Office between 1871 and 1901, are faint and nearly illegible. It is hoped that the NEDCC can recover the text by imaging with special techniques using IR and UV wavelengths.
Tony Crawford and Dave Allen participated in the School of Journalism/Mass Communications’ 7th annual Great Plains Radio History Symposium to network with scholars discussing the evolution of radio broadcasting in the rural Midwest. Special Collections is partnering with Journalism/Mass Communications to develop an archive to collect materials from individuals, organizations, and radio stations that document Great Plains radio history.
Cliff Hight, Roger Adams, and Dave Allen met with Manhattan Mercury editor/baseball researcher Bill Felber and Lloyd Johnson, president of a Kansas City-based baseball information and research service, to discuss their possible donation to Special Collections of several baseball research collections.
Tony Crawford, Jane Schillie, and Dave Allen participated in a phone meeting with officers of the American Council on Consumer Interests to explore possibilities for promoting the Consumer Movement Archives through the ACCI web site and annual conference printed program. They also discussed the transfer of selected ACCI records to the CMA.
Tony Crawford collaborated with Major General Lon (Bert) Maggart and Art DeGroat in the donation of General Maggart’s personal papers to Special Collections. Maggart received a BA in political science from K-State and much of his military career was focused on research and development including a key role in strategic planning for the U.S. Army of the 21st century.
Thomas Bell and Dave Allen met with Linda Duke and Beach Museum staff to discuss progress on the planned “Museum of Wonders” exhibit in connection with the K-State sesquicentennial celebration. The exhibit will include a gallery of “curiosity” items associated with a reading room to provide supporting information.
Roberta Johnson and Dave Allen met with Loren Wilson and staff from the Information Systems Office to discuss digital preservation issues and the ImageNow system currently used by K-State’s Human Resources, Financial Services and Registrar’s offices.
Jane Schillie and Tara Mosier collaborated on the design of a new display featuring the Morse Department of Special Collections in the Hale Library loggia.
Photographer Edward Sturr donated to Special Collections a signed copy of Fire and Form on the Konza.
Jane Schillie and Dave Allen met with Flint Hills Discovery Center staff and partners from the K-State Historic Costume and Textile Museum, Riley County Historical Museum, and Ft. Riley’s U.S. Cavalry Museum to begin planning topics and basic exhibit installation concepts for Part 2 of the Discovery Center’s FORCES exhibit.
Content Development and Acquisitions ordered a large number of materials for Ranin Kazemi, a new History faculty member who specializes in the Middle East. Our existing collection had not been updated in many years.
Michelle Bowen and Kim Piper represented the Libraries at the Majors, Minors, and More Fair, sharing information with undergraduate students about pursuing a career in library science.
Ellen Urton and Sarah Hoyt collaborated on library instruction for 2 undergraduate art courses: ART190 (Drawing I) and ART 265 (Ceramics I).
Banned Books Week was observed, with Dan Ireton collaborating with Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honor Society, and Manhattan Public Library to organize events. Hundreds of K-Staters heard friends, colleagues, and instructors reading from banned books in Bosco Student Plaza. A panel discussion of librarians and professors brought in 20 individuals to hear our expertise on book banning and censorship. In collaboration with Manhattan Public Library, a showing of the "Hunger Games" was attended by approximately 120 individuals.
Dan Ireton, Joelle Pitts, and Ben Ward (iTAC) developed an Alternate Reality Game to draw students into the library with a series of whimsical puzzles and games. The game exposed them to searching in the stacks, asking for help at Library Help, checking out from reserves, and seeking out quiet study spaces. Over 150 people visited the game’s website and five students attended the endgame. The game was part of the Libraries’ participation in International Games Day.
The Library Assessment Review Committee completed the Annual Progress Report on Student Learning Assessment using the new PRISM tool. Laurel Littrell chairs the committee and compiled the information for the committee to review. Members of the committee are: Jo Crawford, Daniel Ireton, Leo Lo, and Elisabeth Pankl.
500 K-State reports and theses were shipped for digitization in the Lyrasis project this month, part of over 3200 reports and theses have been shipped to date. Once the digital scans have gone through the quality review process, they are added to the Internet Archive site. The project involves both metadata/preservation and digital collections staff.
Interlibrary Services, working with Marcia Stockham, is anticipating how to meet needs of the Olathe campus, especially in those instances where there is collaboration between business/industry and Olathe programs.
Two new staff joined the Libraries: Sue Pray, Library Assistant, Undergraduate and Community Services, and Faye O’Reilly, E-Resources Access Specialist, Content Development and Acquisitions.
Access Services and Interlibrary Services are helping patrons access items that are in our collection. When a patron requests an item through Interlibrary Loan that we have in our collection, ILL forwards it to Access Services. Felisa Osburn monitors and fills these requests by retrieving the materials from the shelves and holding them for the requestor at the Library Help Desk. 77 items were retrieved for patrons through this service.
Ellen Urton, Maxine Ganske, and Meagan Duever met with the K-State chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS) students to discuss their national contest entry and respond to questions about research resources.
The Library Digital Preservation Team organized and hosted a 2-day digital preservation workshop with consultant Liz Bishoff. Bishoff met with library staff, spent a half day with Library Digital Preservation Team members, and conducted a half day session with 25 university stakeholders involved in digital projects across campus. Kathryn Talbot handled local arrangements.
Darchelle Martin coordinated the 23rd Friends of the K-State Libraries’ gala, “Hale Sousa.” Over 160 guests were in attendance, raising over $14,000 for Friends-funded library projects.
Roger Adams was interviewed by Jonathan Shipley of Amphora magazine about cookbook collecting. Amphora is a publication of the Alcuin Society. Based in Canada, the magazine's focus is the past, present, and future of fine books. Also, Adams coordinated the purchase of the LGBT Native American poets and authors collection of White Pine Press founder/owner Dennis Maloney to support Native American literature studies and further diversify the recent acquisition of Western Americana in the David Dary Collection.
Tim Watts accepted 22 books on multicultural topics from the Upward Bound office for addition to the Libraries’ collection.
Kathy Coleman initiated a project that will allow Interlibrary Services to collect better user statistics beginning in January 2013. This project is expected to contribute to improved library assessment activities in future years.
Ellen Urton met with Judith Major in Landscape Architecture/Regional & Community Planning to discuss potential revisions to library instruction for LAR433 including simplified homework assignments, updated online support, fewer in-person presentations, and research rescue sessions. Also, Urton facilitated the first meeting of the Libraries’ Arts matrix.
Melia Fritch attended the Association of American Colleges & Universities conference “Modeling Equity, Engaging Difference: New Frameworks for Diversity and Learning” and served on the K-State Tilford Planning Committee for the Michael Tilford Conference on Diversity and Multiculturalism.
Carolyn Hodgson and Felisa Osburn attended the “Back in Circulation ... Again” conference at the University of Wisconsin-Madison including sessions on managing through change, multi-generational workplaces, e-readers, and an alternative Circulation system, OCLC’s Web-Scale Management Services (WMS).
Daryl Youngman, Lori Goetsch, and Laurel Littrell were invited to the reception at the University President’s residence to recognize the team effort leading to Kansas State’s continuing accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission. Youngman also serves on the “150 notable Wildcats” committee as part of the Sesquicentennial Observance.
At the request of Professor Nora Bello, Meagan Duever and Alice Trussell taught a research instruction session for the Graduate Students Statistics Journal Club. Trussell also researched recipients of the American Association for Engineering Education Engineering Libraries Division Homer I Bernhardt award to add to the ELD web pages and cooperated with the College of Engineering Director of Development Officer for the College to host the Engineering Advisory Council luncheon in Fiedler Library.
Maxine Ganske hosted the three members of the CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation Team) who visited Weigel Library in the College of APDesign as part of the 6-year accreditation review of the Interior Architecture and Product Design program.
Asha Muthukrishnan and Marcia Stockham served as our representatives to the All University Campaign.
Livia Olsen attended five faculty meetings in various Agriculture and Bio Sciences departments and the fall meeting of the Kansas Section of the Society of Range Management, for which she is the webmaster. She presented a poster with 3 template ideas for the redesigning of the website. Olsen also serves on the AgNIC executive board and reviewed and edited a section of the bylaws.
Meagan Duever met with the Riley County GIS department and attended the Kansas Association of Mappers annual conference. Also, she received a grant from Safe Software for a one-year license for FME Translator.
Hannah Baker attended the Brick and Click Libraries Symposium in Maryville, MO.
Diana Farmer participated in the USAIN Preservation and Digital Libraries Committee, including compiling survey results from libraries across the US who participated in the USAIN/NEH grant for the preservation of the respective state’s agricultural literature.
Casey Hoeve joined the Historic Costumes and Textiles K-State Social Club to learn more about Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design. Hoeve was the library sponsor for distinguished lecturer Dr. Carmen Moreno-Nuno, who was invited to speak by the Department of Modern Languages. Hoeve and Tim Watts each met with library school students from Emporia State University to discuss their position responsibilities.
Leo Lo attended the Library Assessment Conference in Charlottesville, VA, and the Society of Sensory Professionals Conference in Jersey City, NJ. Leo received a KLA CULS Continuing Education Grant to attend the 2013 ALA Midwinter Conference.
Marcia Stockham attended the Annual Fall Forum of the Association of Research Libraries held in Washington D.C. Topics of discussion involved the workforce for 21st Century Research Libraries. Stockham attended the Deans and Directors Annual Fall Meeting of the Greater Western Library Alliance.
Tara Coleman participated in the Random House First Year Experience Advisory Board meeting in New York City. Also, Coleman was nominated by members of Chimes Junior Honorary for the Advisor of the Year Award.
Roger Adams gave an invited presentation, "Tarnished Stars: Lew Wallace and the Defense of Cincinnati, September 1862," for the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum Civil War Sesquicentennial Lecture Series.
Joelle Pitts presented, “The advent of web scale discovery tools: research effects in higher education and beyond” at the Kansas Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Salina, KS.
Pitts, Laura Bonella, and Jason Coleman presented, “We built it, why didn’t they come? An analysis of library awareness and usage in the Kansas State University distance learning community,” at Brick and Click Academic Library Symposium, Maryville, MO. The presentation will be published in the conference proceedings.
Laurel Littrell presented posters entitled "Library Involvement in Campus-wide Accreditation" at the Library Assessment Conference in Charlottesville, VA, and "K-State Libraries: Your Partner in Assessment" at the First Annual Institute for Student Learning and Assessment at K-State.
Ellen Urton and co-author Jon Hunt (K-State faculty in LA/RCP) presented, "Learning to See Through Reflective Learning" at the Design Communication Association 2012 Biannual Conference at Oklahoma State University. A paper under the same title was published in the conference proceedings.
Casey Hoeve presented “Understanding collections in a digital age: collection analysis for emerging librarians and professionals” at the Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference, sponsored by San Jose State University.
Stephanie Viola presented “Streaming Video Acquisitions: Vendors, Models and Workflows” at the Brick and Click Libraries Symposium in Maryville, MO. A paper under the same title will be published in the proceedings.
Lis Pankl and Kevin Blake published “Made in her image: Frida Kahlo and material culture.” Material Culture 44(2): 1-20. Additionally, she was invited to serve as a peer reviewer for this journal, which she completed.